A Sinkhole Force More Then A Dozen Michigan Homes To Be Evacuated Christmas Eve
A homeowner from Fraser Michigan called police Saturday morning and claimed his house was sinking.
Clickondetroit.com has reported that more then a dozen homes where evacuated, and 3 of those homes are considered unsafe to live in. This is all due to a a sinkhole that is believed to be 250 feet long and 100 feet wide. The hole has not opened up yet, but has caused major problems for residents.
" Officials said homes will be evacuated for at least 2-3 weeks. Power and water has been cut off to the homes. Authorities are developing plans to allow people to remove items, but homeowners cannot access their properties now. An official said during a public meeting on Monday that they expect to stabilize the ground and restore public utilities within 2 weeks. "
Fraser Mayor Joseph Nichols, declared a state of emergency, and told residents that he understands they are upset. Mayor Nichols also said his main goal was to get answers and people back into their homes.
The cause of the sinkhole is believed to be a sewer pipe that is 11-feet in diameter and about 45 feet underground that has collapsed.
Crews plan on working around the clock to fix the situation and warn the public that there will be numerous inconveniences, including noise, dust and constructing a temporary roadway.